Chron Energy Items: 04.16.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on today:
Freeport gets 1st LNG cargo: (with video) Bird-watchers on Quintana Island had their eyes peeled for scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings and yellow-throated warblers Tuesday morning, but few were expecting the arrival of the orange Excelsior.
The show can go on without a pipeline: Brazil’s Petrobras aims to be a big oil player in the Gulf of Mexico’s deepest waters, and the company isn’t waiting for an undersea pipeline to bring the bounty to shore.
Mexican lawmakers must move in wake of protest against energy proposal: Associated Press — Both houses of Congress had to find new homes on Tuesday, avoiding a clash with left-leaning legislators who blockaded their chambers to hold off the president’s energy reform bill.
Digest: Chinese fund buys stake in BP.
Briefs: XTO buys Linn assets.
Russian oil output declines for first time in 10 years: Associated Press — Russian oil production has dropped this year for the first time in a decade, adding to market worries over supplies as oil prices headed for new highs.